Summer Boarding Courses

With two prestigious Oxford campuses, one in Headington School and one in Wycliffe Hall, SBC offers academic-focused summer courses for students aged 13-16 and 15-17.


Since its foundation in 2009, Summer Boarding Courses has welcomed over 12,000 students to its summer courses in Oxford and other prestigious UK destinations. For young learners aged 13-16, SBC’s Headington Summer School offers the chance to study in one of Oxford’s most prestigious schools while learning English combined with a range of other subjects. For students aged 15-17, the Oxford College Summer school offers more intensive (25 hours tuition per week) courses in Medicine, Law, Business and International Relations. All courses have an academic focus, but it’s not all work and no play: students aged 13-16 at Headington can expect at least three excursions to local cities of interest, while those aged 15-17 in Oxford can expect at least two. All students enjoy a varied social programme, including sports and local excursions, to fill free time during the afternoons and evenings.

  • One of Oxford's original summer schools, founded in 2009
  • Live and study in genuine Oxford college or boarding school accommodation
  • Small class sizes of maximum 15 students
What's Included?
  • Progress report and end-of-course certificate
  • Varied social programme, including at least 2 full day excursions
  • Accommodation and all meals
  • 15+ hours tuition (Headington) and 20+ hours tuition (Oxford College) per week
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
Optional Extras
  • Airport transfers
  • Single, twin, or dormitory rooms
  • 24 hour student support
  • Shared communal spaces
  • At Headington: indoor pool, sports halls, dance studio, tennis courts
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You’re looking for a summer course with a strong emphasis on academic improvement.

Company Description

Summer Boarding Courses are accredited by the British Council and recognised for the quality of the educational experience they provide. Impressively, Summer Boarding Courses is currently the only multi-campus summer school that has been awarded all 15 areas of strength in a British Council inspection. Coupled with 24 hour support, activities to develop life skills and accreditation as a Centre of Excellence by El Gazette, parents can rest assured knowing that their students are in the hands of a capable academic summer course provider.

  • Established summer school
  • Course graduation and certificate
  • Verified profile on the OSCG site
  • Meet students from all over the world
  • Study with top academics & tutors
  • Flexible booking options + extras

Key Details

  • Year founded: 2009
  • No. Students: Unknown
  • Accommodation: University and Boarding School
  • Age Range: 13-17
  • Hours of Tuition / wk: 15-25
  • Typical Duration: 2 weeks

Dates & Fees

  • Fees from: 3300-4950 / 2 weeks
  • Dates: July - August
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Age Range: 13-17
Accreditations and Awards
British Council
English UK
El Gazette
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